Sunday, January 29, 2006

Thinking out loud about Art

I have recently renovated my msn blog. Da Vinci theme and all that. Every blog that I make seems to be about me as a writer. Is being a writer any different from being someone else? A doctor or a lawer or a mechanic or a farmer? Dont they all produce something? Arent they all creative in some sense? The writer makes art out of the activity of writing. Art, I think is not a separate category of activity but a dimention of any human activity. Art, in earlier days implied skill. Yoga is defined as the excellence in the skill in our day to day deeds. Poetry, then, becomes a certain skill in using words in a particular way. What kind of skill? What kind of way?

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